Nature Trails

Company Overview

At Nature Trails, we’ve spent ten years developing an award-winning nursery where the primary aim is to ensure the happiness, well-being and development of the children in our care. We have created an environment where each child’s developmental needs are recognised and met, and where he or she can feel safe, loved and encouraged to develop their full potential. We are proud to have been ranked in the top 5 of all nurseries in the UK for 2 years running.

Franchise Overview

Initially, we are looking for four ‘foundation’ franchisees that share our passion for creating an outstanding childcare business and can clearly demonstrate a commitment to quality that will set them apart from others. These foundation franchise business
owners will be carefully selected 
to ensure that they will fully
benefit from discounts on the license fee, MSF incentives and an enhanced
franchise package
and support programme delivered personally by the founders of the Nature Trails concept, Steve and Alison Dyke.


The Nature Trails training and development programme has been designed to provide franchisees with a comprehensive understanding of franchising, business management, the Nature Trails franchising concept and model, and its policies and procedures. This programme, delivered over 14 modules and around 20 days of ‘training’ in the first year, provides a combination of theory, practice and coaching that will be delivered by our support team, franchisees, head office and external providers.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Nature Trails franchisees will welcome children aged six months to five years, between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. They will liaise with parents, staff, the children and Nature Trails head office.  Crucially, new franchisees will already have, or will acquire with our guidance, premises with around half an acre of outdoor space for the purposes of outdoor activities. Close proximity to larger accessible rural space is not essential, but would be an advantage.

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In Summary:

Founded in 2004 by Steve and Alison Dyke, Nature Trails is an award-winning nursery, focused on the happiness, well-being and progress of children in its care. Nature Trails is now looking for high calibre individuals and couples to replicate its proven business model and principles, and make it the leading day nursery franchise in the UK “We are proud to be the first Franchisor in the UK to include a Good Faith clause in their franchise agreement. The clause demonstrates to franchisees their belief in mutual honesty, fairness, and trust. This ethos ultimately underpins the entire business structure and relationship”
In the UK.
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Member - Provisional